Sunday, August 19, 2018

A Promise Born

A Promise Born 

(Buckeye Promises #2) 

ebook, print

by Cara Putman (Author)

  • Print Length: 176 pages
  • Publisher: Whisper Valley Press; 2 edition 
  • Publication Date: March 25, 2017

“Do not decide what I can handle. All I want is honesty. If you’re going to steal a kiss, you’d better explain why I’m not good enough.” Tears pricked her eyes, and she batted against them. “I deserve that.”

A heartwarming WWII historical from award-winning author Cara Putman:

In the midst of World War II, when the Navy WAVES give Evelyn Happ the chance to get out of Washington, DC, and contribute to the war effort, she can’t leave fast enough. The fact that she can use her college degree to contribute to the war effort makes the assignment even better. She arrives in Dayton, Ohio, to learn the engineers and military professionals don’t take her seriously at all. Why is it so hard to believe that she’s more than a pretty face?

Mark Miller believes the WAVES are an unneeded distraction—the top secret project he’s assigned to is critical to the war and he and his team must focus on cracking the enigma code. Nothing they try works until a beautiful ensign offers solutions that help the engineers succeed in their mission. He’s not sure what to think about her, but has to admit that she’s brilliant enough to see the problem from a fresh perspective. He’s never met anyone like her and wants to know more.

When the actions of a spy put both Mark and Evelyn under suspicion, their loyalties to the country and each other are tested. Will their blossoming relationship survive, or be another casualty of war?

My thoughts:  A PROMISE BORN is a sweet romance about Mark Miller who works a top secret job for the Navy (so secret even the military doesn't know about it) and Evelyn Happ who signed up to be a WAVES so she could use her engineering degree. BUT she's assigned to a welding job and keeps sneaking into the building where the top secret stuff is and getting run out.  You have to admire her perseverance.  She does finally get transferred to where she wants to be but that ties Mark up in knots. He's practically engaged and Evelyn ignites feelings he never had for Paige. But Evelyn isn't a Christian.

The story is rather slow, and it took awhile for me to wade through it, but I did grow to like Evelyn and Mark and it was nice to know more about Kat and Josie where were featured in other books in this series. 

If you like World War II romance and missed  A PROMISE BORN when it was first published by Heartsong Presents, now is your chance to snag a copy. 

I was given a copy of Ohio Brides free and this story was included in it.  All opinions are my own. 

1 comment:

Marilyn R. said...

A Promis Born is right up my alley with romance during WWII.

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